June 5, 2013
This is the first week of the Summer Reading Challenge, so sign up today and get busy reading so you can reach your reading goals and collect some cool prizes too. What? You are only 2 and don’t know how … Continue reading
May 15, 2013
I’m getting ready for SJCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge, which starts June 3rd and runs through August 3rd. The theme for the adult program this year, Groundbreaking Reads, is open-ended and can apply to lots of different things, since books can … Continue reading
July 12, 2012
Believe it or not, there are still some children and teens who haven’t yet signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge: Dream Big READ! Why are we calling it a “challenge?” Think of it as a dare–the library is … Continue reading
July 6, 2012
We start this blog with a series of questions. You must answer each question correctly before you are allowed to continue reading. Cheaters will receive an unpleasant visit from the blog police. This encounter will begin with a hammering on … Continue reading
June 29, 2012
Meet our guest critic, “Lexie,” from the LaSalle Branch. She visits the library often and enjoys reading Fly Guy books. The author, Ted Arnold, has written and illustrated more than 50 books for kids, including No Jumping on the … Continue reading
July 7, 2011
by Lisa O.
Don’t just read books for the Summer Reading Program, listen to them too! Check out books on CD or tape here at the library and also try out Tumblebooks, Dial-a-Story, and digital audiobooks. Tumblebooks offers electronic books just for kids. … Continue reading
July 5, 2011
by Shannan M
Hey Teens (and almost teens…), you gotta eat and we know you’re bursting with artistic talent. Head over to Tutt on TUESDAY, JULY 12, 6:00pm – 8:00 pm to decorate your very own cookies. AGES 11 – 18 are welcome. … Continue reading
June 23, 2011
by Lisa O.
Rebekah is a regular Summer Reading Program participant and avid reader. She tells us more about this year’s Newbery winner Moon over Manifest. Tell us about yourself Name: Rebekah Age: 11 Interests: Reading, swimming, track, traveling, learning about new cultures … Continue reading
June 22, 2011
Many of us remember the Choose Your Own Adventure line of books. The familiar white cover with red writing instantly brings to mind thrills, choices, and the power of controlling your the character’s destiny! But today, I’d like to introduce … Continue reading
June 17, 2011
by Lisa O.
Bryant has read Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy for the Summer Reading Program. Here’s what he has to say about it : Tell us about yourself Name: Bryant Age: 9 Interests: Playing basketball … Continue reading